Course Title: Lead and manage team effectiveness

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: EMPL7072C

Course Title: Lead and manage team effectiveness

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5372 - Diploma of International Business

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email: timothy.wallis@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Doug Bell   doug.bell@rmit.edu.au

Maroun Chamoun maroun.chamoun@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit involves the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.

It applies to individuals working at a managerial level who facilitate work teams and build a positive culture within their work teams. At this level, work will normally be carried out using complex and diverse methods and procedures requiring the exercise of considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBWOR502 Lead and manage team effectiveness

Element:

1. Establish team performance plan

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Consult team members to establish a common understanding of team purpose, roles, responsibilities and accountabilities in accordance with organisational goals, plans and objectives

1.2 Develop performance plans to establish expected outcomes, outputs, key performance indicators (KPIs) and goals for work team

1.3 Support team members in meeting expected performance outcomes

Element:

2. Develop and facilitate team cohesion

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Develop strategies to ensure team members have input into planning, decision making and operational aspects of work team

2.2 Develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities

2.3 Provide feedback to team members to encourage, value and reward individual and team efforts and contributions

2.4 Develop processes to ensure that issues, concerns and problems identified by team members are recognised and addressed

Element:

3. Facilitate teamwork

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Encourage team members and individuals to participate in and to take responsibility for team activities, including communication processes

3.2 Support the team in identifying and resolving work performance problems

3.3 Ensure own contribution to work team serves as a role model for others and enhances the organisation's image for all stakeholders

Element:

4. Liaise with stakeholders

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Establish and maintain open communication processes with all stakeholders

4.2 Communicate information from line manager/management to the team

4.3 Communicate unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by team members and follow-up with line manager/management and other relevant stakeholders

4.4 Evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders


Learning Outcomes


This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to lead teams in the workplace and to actively engage with the management of the organisation.


Details of Learning Activities

Students will engage in a variety of learning activities including, but not limited to, class lectures, class workshops, individual research and group meetings.


Teaching Schedule

 Week

 

Week Commencing

Topics

Assessment

1

July 3

Introductions

Plagiarism

Extensions and appeals

Feedback

Student support

Student responsibilities

   Outline of Course and assessment information

   Workshop Leadership and Management concepts.

 

2

July 10

What makes a group a team?

 

3

July 17

Setting goals and measuring achievement

 

4

July 24

Role definition

Performance reviews

 

5

July 31

Getting work done.

 

6

Aug. 7

Managing people

 

7

Aug 14

Pitstop

Assessment revision.

 

8

Aug. 21

In-class test

Assessment One

 

 

Mid Semester Break

 

9

Sep 4

Leadership

Assessment Two workshop

 

 

10

Sep11

Leadership

Assessment Two workshop

 

 

11

Sep 18

Leadership

Assessment Two workshop

 

12

Sep25

Assessment Two workshop

 

13

Oct 2

 Presentations

Assessment Two

14

Oct 9

 Presentations

 

15

Oct 16

Feedback and re-submissions

 

16

Oct 23

Feedback and re-submissions.

 

 

The nominal hours associated with this are a guide only and represent the total teaching time and student effort required to successfully complete the course. This may include not only scheduled classes bit also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance  Evidence

You will be required to provide evidence of the following skills:

  • use leadership techniques and strategies to facilitate team cohesion and work outcomes including:
  • encouraging and fostering shared understanding of purpose, roles and responsibilities
  • identifying and resolving problems
  • providing feedback to encourage, value and reward others
  • modelling desired behaviour and practices
  • develop policies and procedures to ensure team members take responsibility for own work and assist others to undertake required roles and responsibilities
  • establish processes to address issues and resolve performance issues
  • support team to meet expected performance outcomes including providing formal and informal learning opportunities as needed
  • develop performance plans with key performance indicators (KPIs), outputs and goals for individuals or the team which incorporate input from stakeholders
  • communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders about team performance plans and team performance
  • facilitate two-way flow of information between team and management relevant to team performance
  • evaluate and take necessary corrective action regarding unresolved issues, concerns and problems raised by internal or external stakeholders.

Knowledge Evidence

You are required to provide evidence of the following:

  • explain how group dynamics can support or hinder team performance
  • outline strategies that can support team cohesion, participation and performance
  • explain strategies for gaining consensus
  • explain issue resolution strategies.

Feedback

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Information:

ASSESSMENT TASK 1 - IN CLASS QUIZ

Date handed out:  Week 8

Date and time due: Week 8

Group or Individual: Individual

Purpose:

This quiz is aimed to identify students understanding a range of concepts and practices involved in managing and leading groups that have been learnt over the last 7 weeks. 

Feedback will be provided to clarify any areas not yet competent.

Requirements: 

Students are required to be in class to take the quiz

ASSESSMENT TASK 2 - CASE STUDY AND PRESENTATION

Date handed out:  Week 13

Date and time due: Week 13

Group or Individual: Group

Purpose:

This assessment aims to identify student’s ability to apply analysis.

Requirements: 

Students are required to work on the case study and prepare a report of their analysis.  Students are then required to explain and discuss their findings in a presentation.

 

 


Assessment Matrix

Submission Requirements
You should:
• Ensure that you submit assessments on or before the due date.
• Always retain a copy of your assessment tasks. (Hard copy and soft copy)
• When you submit work for assessment at RMIT University you need to use a cover sheet that includes a declaration and statement of authorship. You must complete, sign and submit a cover sheet with all work you submit for assessment, whether individual or group work. On the cover sheet you declare that the work you are presenting for assessment is your own work. An assignment cover sheet for submission of each assessment task is available on blackboard.
• Each page of your assessment should include footer with your name, student number, the title of the assessment, unit code and title and page numbers. For example, Julie Macpherson, s34567, Task 2 – Safety Induction Assessment, OHTH5872C Ensure a Safe Workplace, Page 1.

 

Late Submission Procedures
You are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessment is completed by the due dates.


If you are prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside your control, you may apply in advance to your teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days.

 

More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, you must apply for special consideration.
Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination.


More Information: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w (unresolved)


Form to use: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/8a5dgcaqvaes1.pdf

 

Re-submissions (VE Programs): 

If you are found to be unsuccessful in a particular Course Assessment Task (or you do not submit/attend) you will be allowed one re-submission.  Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the re-submission. 

If you are still not meeting the assessment requirements you must apply to your Program Manager in writing outlining the steps you will take to demonstrate competence in your course. Your submission will be considered by the Program Team and you will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible.

Grading & re-submissions

Re-submissions are not graded and do not contribute to your overall grade for the course.

Adjustments to Assessment

In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. For more information about the circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted please access the following website:
More Information: http://rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=7usdbki1fjf31

 

Marking Guide (Competency):
You must demonstrate that you have all the required skills/knowledge/elements in the unit of competency you are studying.


You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you about your progress and how well you are performing.

 

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit and you will achieve one of the following grades:

 

Final Grades table:
CHD Competent with High Distinction
CDI Competent with Distinction
CC Competent with Credit
CAG Competency Achieved – Graded
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for assessment


Further information regarding the application of the grading criteria will be provided by your teacher.

Other Information

Academic Integrity


Plagiarism
Plagiarism is a form of cheating in assessment and may occur in oral, written or visual presentations. It is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is your own.


The penalties for cheating in assessment are severe, whether the cheating involves plagiarism, fabrication, falsification of data, copyright infringement or some other method. Penalties can include charges of academic misconduct, cancellation of results and exclusion from your course. It is also a disciplinary offence for you to allow your work to be plagiarised by another student.

 

Referencing
RMIT Business produce their own referencing guidelines entitled written reports and essays: guidelines for referencing and presentation in RMIT Business which all Business students should use.


RMIT Business referencing guidelines (RTF, 1,286 KB, 52 pages); A supporting Referencing website has been developed for the RMIT Business guidelines.You can find out more about Academic Integrity at RMIT’s Academic Integrity webpage.

 

Group Assessment
A number of your assessments will rely upon group work. This is a critical part of your program as in the workplace you will be regularly required to work in a team environment. Teamwork is also one of the key employability skills for this qualification.

 

The key to being successful in group work is getting to know your classmates and finding out what they want to achieve. You should seek to find a team which shares your key interests and drivers.

If you are facing issues with your group, the key is to resolve them quickly well before assessments are due. If you need to you can seek support from your teacher.

 

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